Dec 31, 2013; Atlanta, GA, USA; Texas A&M Aggies quarterback Johnny Manziel (2) reacts on the sideline against the Duke Blue Devils during the first quarter in the 2013 Chick-fil-a Bowl at the Georgia Dome. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Draft Rumors: Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Minnesota Vikings the favorites to draft Johnny Manziel


One of the biggest questions of the entire draft is what will happen to former Texas A&M Aggies’ quarterback Johnny Manziel.

The 2012 Heisman Trophy winner and the most polarizing college football player of the last few years.

Andy Fenelon of NFL.com believes the Minnesota Vikings and Tampa Bay Buccaneers are the favorites to land Manziel next week.

Vikings: We aren’t buying Mike Zimmer’s contention that there are plenty of red flags with Manziel, or at least enough to scare the Vikings off. In fact, the new Vikings coach came off as disingenuous in his remarks after Manziel’s pro day, which he called a “sideshow.” That he went on a radio show to make the comments casts even more doubt on his sincerity. Yeah, we know, Zimmer is a defensive guy, but as a defensive guy, he knows what a nightmare it would be to game-plan for an Adrian Peterson-Manziel tandem. Pick No. 8 might be the only obstacle to making this marriage happen; a trade-up might be in order.

The Bucs reportedly had a fantastic interview with Manziel and came away very impressed.

Manziel completed 300 of 429 passes for 4,114 yards with 37 touchdowns and 13 interceptions last season.

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  • Kerry Elmberg jr

    Manziel to mn

  • David Mallow

    TB can have him,but I personally don’t think he gets past Jacksonville

    • Tom Weissmann

      Living in Wisconsin with a fair share of the four divisional teams (I’m a TB fan), the other three really don’t want the vikings to draft him because of how much of a pain he could really be. Don’t be so down on him.

  • 65yt

    Minnesota can have him, their QB troubles seem worse then Tampa’s. Bucs need tall, strong Wide receiver. I’d spend it on that or big , strong OL.